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The Ship Inn

$$ - $$$, ,
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 7 3844 8000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb” (15 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
“paella” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Ship Inn
1. Main Meal
"Good range of Tap beers and pub food"
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2. Crème Brulee of the Day
"the crime brûlée was one of the best I ever had."
See reviews that mention catch up
3. Ambience
"Good atmosphere and value for money meals"
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161 - 170 of 222 reviews

Reviewed 9 October 2014

We just had entrees as we were going out for dinner. I had the best bruschetta ever. It was nice it wasn't over crowed

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We went on the evening of the Riverfire, there was plenty of room. The service was very good and the food was great. Great location

Thank caroline g
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

Good food, well priced and very good service. Located at the Southern entrance to Southbank it's a great place to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We were there at 1pm on a Sunday and it was moderately busy. What asked for a high chair and were bluntly told that they were all taken. We ordered and our small toddler was getting very difficult to keep seated in the chair so...More

2  Thank Melaniebee
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

South Bank is one of the most overpriced places to eat in Brisbane due to the tourists but tucked away in South Bank is this place which we've been meaning to try for ages. We had enjoyable well priced meals here. There is definitely margin...More

Thank Emma-Leigh S
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The food was awesome. Wonderful flavours, great atmosphere, very friendly staff. We stopped by for tapas one Sunday and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. We had hoped to return on a Wednesday evening, but they were closed. Will definitely return before...More

Thank Intouchable
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We attended a function in the upstairs function room at The Ship Inn. To get to the function room you have to go outside, around the back, through the glass doors into the Griffith University building. Then upstairs, across the walkway and then you have...More

Thank mssell
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We often make our way to the Ship for lunchtime gatherings out of the office. The selection on the menu is pretty standard of this type of establishment, but delivered really well, and tasty! All prices are pretty standard in comparison to other establishments in...More

1  Thank JamesB13
Reviewed 18 July 2014

i went here for a family lunch and it was really unpleasant. The staff were rude and the drinks were overpriced. I'm sure you can find much nicer places to eat in Brisbane.

Thank Suzi C
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I love the Ship Inn, it is a favourite. Good food, wine, fantastic river views. Friendly service. A wonderful place for lunch.

Thank Maggie F
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Response from JohnFairDobinson | Reviewed this property |
Dog are fine near tables outside, the team advise. They'll even bring out water. Cheers, John
Kaye G
26 November 2015|
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Response from WLKennedy | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 28
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Stanley & Sidon Streets | South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3844 8000
  • E-mail
What was once a rowdy sailor's drinking den has been transformed into a civilised Gastro Pub complete with a separate and impressive function and convention facility catering for up to 200 guests. This iconic South Bank Hotel, constructed in 1864, has developed a reputation as a lamblover's paradise and boasts a classic pub style menu sitting beside our more accomplished dishes. The Ship Inn is proud to have a strong commitment to sustainability. Drop by some time and see for yourself what it is we do.
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